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Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Virologists and epidemiologists have managed to identify and vaccinate against the main HPV types that cause cancer, but there are still huge challenges to be overcome in ridding the world of cervical cancer.

This event is being carried out in partnership with Cancer Research UK.

In this Cafe Scientifique event, join Fellow of the Royal Society and epidemiologist Professor Jack Cuzick and molecular virologist Dr Joanna Parish as they speak to Dr Kat Arney to discuss the latest research findings and their hopes for the future of their respective fields.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions and an open discussion.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The Royal Society building gets very busy during weekends, so please arrive in plenty of time
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

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